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Title Asian religious responses to Darwinism : evolutionary theories in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and East Asian cultural contexts / C. Mackenzie Brown, editor
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BL263 A832 2020    DUE 01-31-22    30530001355114
Descript vi, 385 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures, 2211-1107 ; volume 33
Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; 33
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Chapter 1. Introduction: Global Darwinism in Asian Cultural, Historical, and Religious Contexts / C. Mackenzie Brown -- Part I. Islamic Responses -- Chapter 2. The Politics of Islamic Opposition to Evolution in Turkey / Taner Edis -- Chapter 3. South Asian Muslim Responses to Darwinism / Martin Riexinger -- Chapter 4. Islamic Responses to Darwinism in the Persianate World / Kamran Arjomand -- Part II. South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Responses -- Chapter 5. Karmic versus Organic Evolution: The Hindu Encounter with Modern Evolutionary Science / C. Mackenzie Brown -- Chapter 6. The Hindu Evolutionary Heritage and Hindu Criticism of Darwinism / Dermot Killingley -- Chapter 7. Sri Aurobindos Theory of Spiritual Evolution / Peter Heehs -- Chapter 8. Jainism and Darwin: Evolution Beyond Orthodoxy / Brianne Donaldson -- Chapter 9. Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Responses to Darwinism / Roger R. Jackson -- Part III. East Asian Responses -- Chapter 10. Progress and Purposiveness in Chinese Philosophies: A Darwinian Critique / Nicholas S. Brasovan -- Chapter 11. Yan Fus Xunzian-Confucian Translation of Thomas Huxleys Evolution and Ethics / Kuan-yen Liu -- Chapter 12. Yan Fus Daoist Reinterpretation of Evolutionism / Kuan-yen Liu -- Chapter 13. Dependent Co-Evolution: Kropotkins Theory of Mutual Aid and Its Appropriation by Chinese Buddhists / Justin R. Ritzinger -- Chapter 14. Japanese Responses to Evolutionary Theory, with Particular Focus on Nichiren Buddhists / Yulia Burenina
"This volume brings together diverse Asian religious perspectives to address critical issues in the encounter between tradition and modern western evolutionary thought. Such thought encompasses the biological theories of Charles Darwin, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Earnest Haeckel, Thomas Huxley, and later neo-Darwinians, as well as the more sociological evolutionary theories of thinkers such as Herbert Spencer, Pyotr Kropotkin, and Henri Bergson. The essays in this volume cover responses from Hindu, Jain, Buddhist (Chinese, Japanese, and Indo-Tibetan), Confucian, Daoist, and Muslim traditions. These responses come from the decades immediately after publication of The Origin of Species up to the present, with attention being paid to earlier perspectives and teachings within a tradition that have affected responses to Darwinism and western evolutionary thought in general. The book focuses on three critical issues: the struggle for survival and the moral implications read into it; genetic variation and its seeming randomness as related to the problems of meaning and purpose; and the nature of humankind and human exceptionalism. Each essay deals with one or more of the three issues within the context of a specific tradition"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Evolution -- Religious aspects
Alt Author Brown, Cheever Mackenzie, editor
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